Category: Beaches

GeneralAmerica’s Top Beaches

beachesYou’re ready to hit the beach your your friends, but where should you go? No need to worry, because this year’s top ten U.S. beaches have been revealed! The warm beaches of Florida and Hawaii hold down most of the list, but they’ve got plenty of East Coast competition. Check out the full list below and click over to Forbes to view photos of all these lovely beaches! What’s your favorite seaside escape?

1. Main Beach, East Hampton, New York

2. Kahanamoku Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

3. St. George Island State Park, Florida

4. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii

5. Waimanalo Bay State Park, Oahu, Hawaii

6. Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park, Bonita Springs, Florida

7. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida

8. Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

9. Coast Guard Beach, Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

10. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

(Image courtesy of Forbes.com)

NewsEURO TRIP: First Stop Croatia!

 

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE to travel. Although it costs me an arm and a leg (quite literally) I really don’t care and I am always headed out the door for some new place searching for some new adventure. This year one of my dear friends Serine, one of the first Lulus.com employees and models moved away to begin a life in London and I decided I had to go visit her. Ironic that I only ended up in London for two days with her but I will be back to visit the UK soon enough!

SO, after spending all of my precious pennies on self indulgent adventures around the world I am here to show you just how important traveling is!! 

FIRST STOP: Zadar, Croatia

DAY 1: 

I arrived in London to meet up with my traveling companion Chelsea after she’d just spent two weeks volunteering in rural Kenya. After being in London for a quick few hours Chelsea and I got on the plane (we highly recommend Ryanair for this!) and flew on over to Zadar, Croatia. After finally arriving at our hostel (book these at hostels.com) we went to dinner in a tiny coastal town overlooking a very quaint harbor. 

Below is a picture of the harbor that welcomed us upon our arrival in Hvar, Croatia. 

DAY 2:

We head down the coast from Zadar to catch a ferry at our next destination in Split, Croatia after a night of much needed rest (I had been traveling without sleep for 2 days). FYI it takes about 1:30 hours to get from Zadar to Split where there are ferries that leave all the time to the islands nearby. Our destination was the island Hvar (well known for its night life and beautiful beaches). The ferry from Split to Hvar was a quick hour long ride through islands and right alongside the scenic coastline. 

Below is the view from the balcony at our hostel (Orange Hostel) and a pic of the gorgeously clear water!

Chelsea and I at lunch in the piazza before heading out to the beach! (Yes we are wearing all Lulus.com cute dresses as bathing suit cover ups!)

I should have been more specific about the “beach” in Croatia because the beach there isn’t sandy and white like those in California but rocky and reefy. It makes for a little discomfort when trying to get in and out of the water however, its too beautiful to care!!

This is Chelsea basking in the sun and floating in the crystal clear water at the same time! The water is so salty that you literally float like a floaty toy!

One of the beach bars with sun bathing chairs galore!

OK ladies after seeing these pictures of the first two days in Croatia who isn’t tempted to head on over to Hvar for a week of summer fun??? 

Keep posted for more pictures of night life in Croatia, as well as from Italy, London, and Chelsea’s trip to Kenya!

FashionNew Year Hot Spot Style: Manuel Antonio National Park

Beach. That is all you need to know about this New Year’s adventure.

But not just any beach. If I were to have my New Year’s way, I would head to the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica located south of Quepos on the Pacific Coast, 132 km from San José. Tours through the park are available, including a rain forest walk where you might be so lucky as to spy a sloth!

Coastal Manuel Antonio at night is pitch black, being lit only by the moon — perfect for some stargazing. Instead of the big count-down at midnight, I would suggest quietly bringing in the New Year with a few good friends or your sweetie on the sands.

With spring coming, this would be a perfect place to try out next season’s trends: the Pocket Change Necklace in Gold [sold out!], the Silk Arboretum Maxi Dress, and the Bamboo Poetic 04 Gray and Silver WhipStitched T Thong